When choosing exterior siding for a house, the choices can be a little intimidating. With so many options, how do you know which is right for you? At PacWood, we offer a large selection of wood siding options, and ship lumber direct to contractors and home owners. We custom mill our wood to your specified size and pattern, and offer the efficient option of pre-staining your siding at our facility. Choosing to have us pre-stain your lumber saves you money, time and the hassles of on-site staining. We own our delivery truck and cut out the middle man to get you lumber at factory direct prices.

You can click on one of the links below to find out more about our siding choices, and decide which may be the best fit for you.


Reclaimed Lumber: Reclaimed lumber is an increasingly popular choice for exterior siding, trim and deck construction. Its relatively low cost makes it readily available to contractors and home owners. When stained and treated, reclaimed lumber offers the end user a great value.

Western Red Cedar: Native to the Pacific coastline, all the way up to Alaska, western red cedar is widely recognized for its natural resistance to decay and insects. Find out more about western red cedar wood siding choices.

Incense Cedar. The “white” wood of the cedar family, incense cedar is a great choice for decks. Noted for its structural integrity and resistance of weathering, incense cedar is a solid choice for high exposure areas.

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Redwood: Known as a bit of a luxury wood, redwood is characterized largely by its long, straight grain and lush warm coloring. Because the increasing scarcity of redwood resources, redwood is best used in highly visible areas like decking, posts, stairs, etc.

Cedar Shingles: As an alternative to typical cedar exterior siding, cedar shingles offer the same benefits as cedar lumber (natural anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, effective heat transfer, etc) while adding an earthy look.

Doug Fir: As the hardest of the softwoods, Doug Fir is a perfect fit for interior trim and moulding. It naturally holds nails and screws well and carries the reputation of a sturdy wood that rarely cracks or splits.

Knotty Alder: Because of its rich-looking, straight-grained style, many people recognize knotty alder as a premium wood for doors and cabinets. Its coloring tends to blend well with cherry wood.

Pine: The clear vertical grain and even, balanced color of pine help accentuate the beauty of the knotting. As a softwood, pine is a great, affordable choice for moulding and trim, as well as ceilings and interior flooring with a distressed look.

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